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FRSC rescues over 400 victims from 131 crashes in five days



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Following the just concluded 2022 Easter special patrol which lasted from 14 April, 2022 to 19 April 2022, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has stated that it rescued 405 people without injuries from a total of 131 crashes nationwide involving 857 people.

This figure according to the data released by the Corps represents a 47% increase in the total number of people rescued without injuries.

The Corps revealed that there was a significant increase in the number of people rescued without injury during the 2022 Easter special patrol exercise due to the wider coverage given to the operations within the period under consideration.

The Corps Public Education Officer of FRSC, Bisi Kazeem who made this public statement stated that 275 people were rescued without injuries in the same period in 2021, while 405 were rescued during the 2022 Easter special patrol without injuries, which marks 47% improvement from the 2022 record.

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However, he noted that the number of persons rescued with injuries from road traffic crashes during the celebration period is 84.

In the same vein, he mentioned that from the total number of 131 crashes recorded in 2022, 36 were fatal crashes, 72 were serious while 23 were minor.

He added that of the 857 persons involved in road traffic crashes during the 2022 Easter celebration period, a total of 84 people were killed as 213 Vehicles were involved in road traffic crashes across the nation during the period as follows: 15 tanker/trailers, 28 trucks, 40 buses, 85 cars, 35 motorcycles, 5 Tricycles, and 5 pickups.

Quoting the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Kazeem stated that the Corps now has a wider coverage due to the establishment of more FRSC Commands, Outposts, road side clinics and Zebra points who now feed in reports from different routes that were hitherto not thoroughly covered.

He stressed that the increase in number of road crashes, increase in the number of persons involved, and increase in the number of persons killed is due to the reports that emanated from the new FRSC formations.

It will be recalled that Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi had earlier directed that the 2022 Easter special patrol to cover 50 corridors which includes but not limited to Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Birnin Kebbi; Mokwa-Birnin Yero-Zaria; Maiduguri-Biu-Numan-Jalingo-Wukari; Lafia-Langtang-Pankshin-Jos; Abuja-Lokoja-Okene; Lokoja-Auchi-Benin; Onitsha-Njaba-Owerri-Umuahia, Ibadan-Oyo-Ogbomosho; and Ibadan-Ogere-Shagamu.


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